Kadoil’s Vice President of the Executive Board Nergiz Kadooğlu Çifçi: “WE HAVE TO BE ALWAYS PREPARED FOR ANY SCENARIO IN TERMS OF SUPPLY”

Kadoil’s Vice President of the
Executive Board Nergiz Kadooğlu Çifçi:

Launched in 2019 in partnership with TÜRKONFED (Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation), Visa, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with the support of 30 banks and e-money institutions, I Can Manage My Business Program met with SMEs in Gaziantep in its fifth activity period. Academicians and professionals from the business world informed about ‘access to funding’, ‘supply chain’, ‘financial resistance’, ‘e-commerce’, and ‘e-export’ in the event hosted by the Southeast Federation of Industry and Business (GÜNSİFED).

Making a speech in the panel themed “Supply Chain Management and Safety in Times of Disaster” organized within the scope of the activity, which started with the opening speeches of TÜRKONFED’s Chairman of the Executive Board, Süleyman Sönmez and GÜNSİFED’s Chairman of the Executive Board, Gamze Aşnük, Kadoil’s Vice President of the Executive Board Nergiz Kadooğlu Çifçi explained the phase when rules of the economy was re-written with the rapid change in the recent years and the supply chain management of Kadoil.

Forget All You Thought Was Right!

Defining the last couple of years as “a period when we forgot all we thought was right and started re-writing the life and economy from the beginning”, Vice President of the Executive Board Nergiz Kadooğlu Çifçi stated that this new era was defined as “Great Reset” in Davos. Nergiz Kadooğlu Çifçi said “I think this concept has already started showing us a direction. Politics, economy, trade, seasonal crises, natural disasters, health, logistics, and consumer behavior are changing. When we think of the developing technology, it becomes a priority to be able to foresee and manage these changes”.

Vice President of the Executive Board Nergiz Kadooğlu Çifçi expresses that Kadoil, one of the largest 8 fuel distributors of Türkiye, has achieved great operational success with the effective management of the supply chain. Çifçi explained the changes in supply chain management as follows: “The imbalance of supply and demand in recent years has led to great fluctuations in the commodity prices and logistics costs as well as cost inflation. We were all working with the ‘Just In Time’ principle before this change happened by considering the costs. This means that the orders were able to be provided with small stock and advanced logistic capabilities. However, access to raw materials can become difficult and the supply can become a challenge after crises. Therefore, sometimes we may switch to ‘Just In Case’, which is a more cautious production and supply model. This means that we implement the policy of powering up the purchase and preserving more products in our stocks. Our fuel terminal in Mersin with a capacity of 145.000 m3 is the most important asset for our fuel supply. However, we are structuring ourselves carefully enough to respond to possible supply/demand imbalances in the world and our region, instead of being content with this. We need to provide the product supply on time and at the most affordable costs so that our business can be sustainable. Of course, one of the most significant matters is carrying out all our activities in accordance with Health, Safety and Environmental rules. If we can analyze all the developments in the world and Türkiye on time and accurately, and take our decisions by anticipating these changes, we can create more effective strategies and ensure that the supply chain is safe and sustainable.”

“We have to be prepared for any scenario”

Drawing attention to what happened in the fuel industry after the earthquake, Kadooğlu Çifçi called attention to the importance of being prepared for any scenario by stating that incidents such as natural disasters and war make it difficult to access raw materials and require strategic measures for the global supply chain. Kad oil’s Chairman of the Executive Board Nergiz Kadooğlu Çifçi continued: In February, we experienced one of the biggest disasters of recent times. A great need for fuel emerged after the earthquake. Just like other companies, we ensured that the demands we received were directed to the right stations after confirming the health of our distributors. We even developed an application with our internal resources showing which stations had fuel from moment to moment on our website and social media accounts. We were the first to do so in our industry. Later on, we planned from which terminals we could supply fuel to our stations by taking the closing routes into consideration. Those were hard times and we still feel the pain of the earthquake in our hearts. However, the lessons we learned from this must ensure preparedness in our activities. First of all, we need to increase our awareness since it is awareness only allowing us to be prepared. Earthquake is a reality in this country, we cannot prevent them, but we need to create buildings and infrastructure that will remain strong in earthquakes.

GTO’s Chairman Mehmet Tuncay Yıldırım, GSO’s Chairman Adnan Ünverdi, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebru Tekin Bilbil were also among the speakers on the panel moderated by Visa Türkiye Corporate Social Responsibility Senior Manager Didem Karabuda.

Kadooğlu Çifçi Presented Gifts of Thanks

Vice President of the Executive Board Nergiz Kadooğlu Çifçi presented gifts of thanks to the Governor of Gaziantep Kemal Çeber, Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Fatma Şahin and TÜRKONFED’s Chairman of the Executive Board Süleyman Sönmez within the scope of Gaziantep training on I Can Manage My Business Program.



Being the leading one of the strongest native brands of the fuel oil market and keeping protecting its strong position in the sector through the investment it has made, Kadoil has held its Sales Force Meeting.

The Kadoil Sales Force Meeting held under the leadership of the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kadoil Nergiz Kadooğlu Çiftçi was attended by regional directors throughout Türkiye as well as Fettah Kadooğlu, a Member of the Board of Directors of Kadoil. In the organisation in which the 8 th place was celebrated together with all the field team throughout Türkiye, the goals for the last quarter of the year as well as the plans for the new years were disclosed. The meeting in which the strategies for 2023 as well as the developments in the sector were discussed was held at the TRYP By Windham İstanbul Basın Express Hotel on September 25-26, 2023.

The Sales Force Meeting at which the Finance and Credit Risk Departments as we well as the Sales and Investment Departments made presentations, the member of the Board of Directors Fettah Kadooğlu, and the LPG Manager Teoman Akdağ provided the field managers with information on the sales performance of 2023 was opened by the Vice- Director General Alper Karaeminoğulları. The meeting at which the developments in the Turkish economy and studies on strategy were shared by the Vice-Director General Coşkun Duru, continued with the presentation by the Legal Counsellor Soner Çamkıran on the modifications in the regulations. The first day of the meeting came to an end with Ozan Okan’s, Investment Manager, sharing the Investment Performance of 2023.

The seond day of the Sales Force Meeting started with the Investment Feasibility Training by Ozan Okan, Investment Manager. Following the sharing by the Engineering Manager Muharrem Engin, the Non-Fuel-Oil Sales Manager Şehmus Kaya made his presentation on the ADS Performance of 2023. The meeting came to an end with the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kadoil Nergiz Kadooğlu Çiftçi’s speech on the Overall Assessment of 2023.

We, Kadoil Family, Will Keep Providing Our Country with Value

At the meeting where the condition of each region was individually reviewed and where the analyses of the opportunities and current dealers were made, the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kadoil Nergiz Kadooğlu Çiftçi told that the key to success is drawing a good road map as well as achieving a good team work. Çifçi said, “The period in which we are has been rather fluctuant in terms of the energy markets as well as in each and every other sector. All the events which affected the whole mankind such as the natural disasters experienced, wars between countries and the economic cycle in which the world is have reminded us of the importance of being far-seeing in order to hold on and rise up. We have witnessed how fast the world could change and we have been able to keep pace with such change and developed business models for the updates in the sector. We, Kadooğlu Holding, will keep taking firm steps forward and providing our country with value with all employees and staff members from our headquarters to all our stations in order to get that achievement.” Having said in the speech she gave that she, as a woman of the Republic, felt the excitement of the hundredth year of the Republic of Türkiye in her being, Mrs. Çiftçi shared some sequences from Atatürk’s life, staring off from the book entitled “If Mustafa Kemal Managed a Company”.

Kadogaz, Chosen Everywhere throughout Türkiye

Having provided information on the current sales performance and mentioned the ways of improving the performance while taking about Kadogaz’s success in market share, the member of the Board of Directors of Kadoil Fettah Kadooğlu said, “We have also attained a good success in the LPG sector by improving our service standards through the power of the Kadoil brand and our widespread network of dealers. Taking our place with our Kadogaz brand even in the farthest locations throughout Türkiye, we keep taking firm steps to be a brand which is close to everyone. This success is backed by the years of business experience and the solidarity of a professional team.”

We Have Shoe out with Our Strategy for 2023

In the presentation he made, the Vice-Director General of Kadoil Coşkun Duru shared data concerning the market shares, profitability and station segmentation while providing the attendees with information on the economic outlook in Türkiye. Duru further expressed his assessments about the management strategies of 2023.

We Will Keep Standing by Our Customers through Our Services at All Times

Having mentioned the attention paid to the fulfilment of each and every current requirement of the sector at the stations in order to be able to provide better services, Vice-Director General of Kadoil Alper Karaeminoğulları said, “This year, we have not only focused on the increase of the number of our stations but also on the capability of providing better services and on the projects which will increase the income of our existing stations. And this has clearly brought to us a success. Having taken rapid action at the time of the earthquake from which our country suffered, we have stood by our customers at all times through our stations which we used for the earthquake region. We will keep working with all our might in order to evolve for the better both our dealers and the customers who have chosen us.”

We May Achieve a Greater Acceleration in the Rise in the New Period

Having shared his finance forecasts for the forthcoming period, Kadoil Investment Manager Ozan Okan mentioned the acceleration achieved by their strategy created by prioritising the retail business for 2023. Having underlined their goal of being the favourite station in the province and town centres, Okan stated that they had updated their goals within the framework of the agenda of growth for the new period and drew up a road map as to how they would focus on such goals.

Having said that they would plan an overseas trip with the dealer who achieved to reach their goals in November, Non-Fuel-Oil Sales Manager Şehmus Kaya told, “While our projects related to our dealers are at full flow, we keep making collaborations with the corporate companies in different sectors, taking into consideration the expectations of our customers as well. We signed a good agreement with Lugano and keep our negotiations for the new period as well.”



Fortune 500 Türkiye Digital Summit was held 16 th time. Fettah Kadooğlu, Member of the Board of Directors of Kadoil, received the awards granted to Kadoil and Kadooğlu Yağ on behalf of the whole team at the Fortune 500 Award ceremony this year.

Held for the 16 th time to bringing together 500 giant companies of the Turkish business world by the Fortune Magazine, Fortune 500 Türkiye Digital Summit brought together estimable speakers and businessmen from Türkiye and from all over the world at an award ceremony in order to reward the successes of the companies included in the list. While Kadoil, which operates under the Kadooğlu Holding, occupied the 16 th place in the “petroleum, Gas derivatives production and Distribution” and the 131 st place, rising 26 places at a time in the overall standings, Kadooğlu Yağ occupying the 240 th place by rising 40 places in the overall standings occupied the 10 th place in the “Industrial Food Production Sector” and the 37 th place in the “Companies Increasing Exports Most” in the lists of 2023.

Expressing the happiness he felt for this success, Fettah Kadooğlu, Member of the Board of Directors of Kadoil, said, “We are proud of being included in the list of the leading companies of Türkiye with Kadoil in the field of petroleum business and Kadooğlu Yağ in the field of foodstuff, both companies operating under the Kadooğlu Holding. This is not only a rise in the standings but there is also so great and professional team work behind this success. I receive these awards for and on behalf of the whole Kadooğlu family and wholeheartedly believe that we will achieve better works all together.”

Kadooğlu Brands Being Türkiye’s Favourites Every Year

In 2023, Kadooğlu Holding, being awarded two awards at a time with Kadooğlu Yağ and Kadoil, was also deemed to be worthy of two awards in Fortune 500, which was held for the 15 th time in 2022, by occupying the 157 th place with Kadoil, which operates in fuel sector and 244 th place with Kadooğlu Yağ, which was the champion in the sunflower seed oil exports in the food sector.

Kadoil Made a Fast Entry into 2023

Kadoil Made a Fast Entry into 2023

Kadoil, one of the dominant local brands in the fuel market, continues to maintain its strong position in the sector with its investments in 2022.

Kadoil held the last “Sales and Investment Evaluation” meeting of 2022 on 26-27 December at Tryp by Wyndham Hotel with the participation of regional managers and headquarters employees serving throughout the country. While 2022 was evaluated at the meeting, targets and strategies for 2023 were also shared.

In the meeting held under the chairmanship of Kadoil Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors Nergiz Kadooğlu Çifçi, Board Member Fettah Kadooğlu, Assistant General Managers Alper Karaeminoğulları and Coşkun Duru were also present. On the second day of the meeting where the year-end evaluation was made during the first day, new year targets were set. The organisation, which lasted for two full days, ended with a dinner event attended by the entire team and the sharing of New Years wishes.

In the meeting where the situation of each region was examined one by one, opportunities and current dealer analyses were made, the new organisational structure was shared with the regional managers by Assistant General Manager Alper Karaeminoğulları. Coşkun Duru, Assistant General Manager, shared the developments in the Turkish economy and Soner Camkıran, Assistant Legal Counsellor, made a presentation on legislative changes. After the presentations of Automation, Engineering and Supply Departments, the meeting ended with Investment Manager Ozan Okan sharing the 2022 Investment Performance and 2023 targets.

The second day of the “Sales and Investment Evaluation” meeting started with the presentation of LPG Targets and Strategies by Fettah Kadooğlu, Board Member. The meeting continued with the sharing of Şehmus Kaya, Non-Fuel Sales Manager, and proceeded with workshops organised by Regional Managers.

The meeting ended with the 2023 General Evaluation speech of Nergiz Kadooğlu Çifçi, Deputy Chairman of Kadoil Board of Directors.

This is a matter of will, this is a matter of hard work!

The second day of the meeting ended with the information and general evaluations shared by Nergiz Kadooğlu Çiftçi, Deputy Chairman of Kadoil Board of Directors. Referring to the general situation of the country and the sector, Çifçi emphasised that success is not a coincidence but can be achieved through hard work and labour. Çifçi also said, “The year 2022 was a very turbulent year not only for the fuel sector but also for the energy markets as we all closely follow. While both the Russia- Ukraine crisis and the economic cycle in the world caused us to experience a year in which it was very difficult to be predictive, we witnessed how rapidly the world could change. We changed too, we faced ourselves. We developed new business models. We benefited from the advantages of feeling the power of Kadooğlu Holding behind us. We stood by our dealers and regional managers. We will continue on our way with confident steps by growing every day with the collaborations we have realised throughout the country.”

We Provide Logistics Ease

Kadoil Board Member Fettah Kadooğlu shared current information about Kadogaz; “We are proud to have continued our success in fuel oil with our autogas brand. It is our top priority to be able to serve at all of our petrol stations with our LPG brand Kadogaz, which we have gained rapid momentum in the past years. Despite the difficult market conditions, we have experienced a year in which we worked in harmony by combining the experience and know-how of Kadoil with the power of Kadooğlu Holding. We have struggled, developed and learnt together with the difficulties. I believe that we will achieve a success above our targets next year.”

We are experiencing a transition from a unipolar world to a multipolar world.

In his presentation, Kadoil Assistant General Manager Coşkun Duru shared with the regional managers data on the current global and macroeconomic outlook, the latest situation in the energy markets, market shares, profitability and station segmentations, and provided comprehensive information on 2023 management strategies.

2023 is the Year of Change for Kadoil

In his speech, Kadoil Assistant General Manager Alper Karaeminoğulları said that 2023 will be a year of change for Kadoil and stated that they aim to achieve perfection in all operations. Karaeminoğulları mentioned that they will implement new projects not only for commercial vehicle users but also for passenger vehicle users and continued his words as follows; “The demands of our female visitors and employees are of great importance for us, we have planned different organisations for them. This year, we focused not only on increasing the number of our stations, but also on projects to increase the income of our existing stations.” He said. Karaeminoğulları stated that they are renewed every period and said, ” order to provide better service, we have updated both our regional structure and our business models, and we are entering 2023 with full staff ready.” He said.

Target; Popular locations and Provincial and District Centres

Ozan Okan, Investment Manager, underlined that while determining their investment targets, they take into consideration the popular locations and the stations in the provincial and district centres, and stated that they carry out their new sales strategies by taking into account the situation in our country. Mr. Okan, while emphasising that their priority is retail, stated that they aim to meet with consumers at many different points that vehicle drivers need, and that their priorities are city centres and provinces where they have not yet been. Şehmus Kaya, Non-Fuel Sales Manager, shared the sales figures of the previous year in his presentation and also mentioned the targets for 2023. Giving information about the wide product portfolio, Mr Kaya also touched upon the importance of Kadoil dealers not only in fuel but also in additional income branches that are on the agenda of the sector. Mr Kaya also said; “We want to provide our customers who visit our stations with experiences they can be satisfied with. We cooperate with many successful companies. From now on, people who take a break at Kadoil stations will encounter superior services”. Speaking about their traditional campaigns, Kaya added that they will continue their trips abroad with the successful dealers of next year. Muharrem Engin, Engineering Manager, shared Kadoil’s new market and WC concept in the presentation he made for the regional managers and added that they want to create an ideal station and that they follow all innovations in this field. Stating that they have achieved a success above their targets in talc cleaning, Engin said that they will continue their works in the new period.